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October 27, 2017 7:30 pm

Overdose Numbers Slip

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 @ 5:51 AM

Prince George, B.C. –  The number of reported  overdoses in Prince George  have  declined over the  past couple of weeks,  but Dr. Andrew Gray says  it’s too early to say why.“These things can fluctuate quite a lot from one week to the next” says  Dr. Gray “We are still  seeing between 10 to 15 overdoses per week in the whole north” says Dr. Gray.

Here in Prince George,  there were  18 overdoses in the Week of December 12th,   another 13 in the week of December 19th,  and  a further 6 between Christmas and New Years.

While users are still using,  Dr. Gray says the  decline could be the result of the type of drugs  that are available right now,  or  other factors may be at play  such as people  hearing how to use the drugs more safely,  using test doses and not mixing them with other substances.

“There does seem  to be a declining trend over the past three weeks” says Dr. Gray “but it’s too short a time period to really  say anything for sure.”





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